A few months ago, I got turned on to books on tape. Yes, I am aware that most of you who 'read' while knitting do it on CD. Well, my library offers few titles on CD. I actually have a genuine Sony Walkman that's about 12 years old. It still works great.
So, I found a book on tape, The Shop on Blossom Street. Previously, I had read A Good Yarn. I was thrilled to find a ficition book about knitting at the library! And then to find there was another in the series, a little defeated that it was on tape...what would I do with a book on tape? DUH! I could listen to it while KNITTING!
This made me think, wow, I will now read all books on tape and knit at the same time. Until I saw the rest of the library's collection...it's very grim. We have a local book store, but it has no knitting related books or audio books available. I rarely have the patience to order online these days, a trip to the city is so much more fun and gaurantees some instant gratification.
But, in the wee hours of this morning I discovered downloadble mp3 books. And many more podcasts than I knew existed. Shortly there after, I spent several hours listening to knitting related podcasts. My new favorite is About Time...all of this podcasting has made me want an MP3 player. Imagine all the things I could listen to and learn while knitting! And, no trip to the bookstore. No losing my page, no big book in my purse... the possibilities are endless!
MP3 player here I come!